Prithvi Shaw on Wednesday was ruled out of the remainder of his stint with Northamptonshire, owing to a knee injury he suffered while fielding against Durham.
Shaw had made an unbeaten 125 off 76 balls in that game last Sunday as Northamptonshire cruised to a six-wicket win.
“Prithvi injured his knee while fielding in the fixture against Durham and subsequent scan results received this morning have revealed the injury is worse than initially expected,” a Northamptonshire release stated.
Shaw could well be sidelined for two months or so.
The 23-year-old made a fine impression during his short stint with the Steelbacks during the One-Day Cup 2023, amassing 429 runs in four innings. His run-making spree included a mammoth 244 off 153 balls against Somerset on August 9, leading Northants to an 87-run victory.
John Sadler, the head coach of Northamptonshire, said it was a massive disappointment to let go of a player like Shaw.
“In his short stint, Prithvi has made a huge impact on us as a club,” a dejected Sadler said.
He added that Shaw made a huge impact in the Northamptonshire dressing room as well.
Written with PTI inputs